5 x 7 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
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I started with a dry brush approach as I do with all my daily paintings, no mediums just a bit of raw umber on the brush. After the drawing was established I moved onto the shadows, I used ivory black, cadmium orange, and cadmium yellow medium. Taking each stage I start to a finish, with this stage its much harder to do so since their's no information around the darks to compare the values. That's why at this stage I do not take the shadows to a complete finish until I have the mid values stated around it.
I started to add the mid values at the next stage, once I did so I was able to go back to the shadows and add more of reflected lighst inside and also darken certain areas that needed to be darken. For the mid values I used cadmium yellow pale hue, cadmium yellow medium, cobalt blue, and a bit of cadmium orange. The mid values are always the trickiest areas to paint, its what makes the form turn on the object and where a lot of the values shift from one chroma to another. Then I added the lighter values, I used titanium white, cadmium yellow pale hue, and a bit of naples yellow. When this part is taken to a finish I am able to scan within the object and see if I need to push the mid values and shadows further, I also proceeded to add a couple little details here and there.
Then I added the background, I used cerulean blue, naples yellow, and titanium white. I made sure to go around the edges of the object and soften them to where they needed to be. After the background was done I moved onto the wooden base, I started with the shadows first I used ivory black, burnt sienna, and cadmium orange.
Then I added the lighter values of the base and brought it to a finish as well, I used naples yellow, burnt umber, and titanium white. This was a fun painting to do as well, after doing a couple of non fruits and vegetables paintings I'm torn in which ones I like to paint more. I hope you guys enjoyed this one, thanks for stopping by and viewing.